I’ll come straight out and say it. My favourite bit of The Day Of The Doctor was right near the end. Seeing 4 and 11 face-to-face makes me happy and sad at the same time.
I am sure Steven Moffat knows what he’s doing, and I’m sure Peter Capaldi will be fine. But Matt most reminded me of Tom Baker of all that had come in between. A similar sense of wonder and other-worldliness that I had missed in 9 and 10.
It was a very enjoyable episode. It distinctly felt like a celebration in some of its execution. But it was a celebration, so that can be forgiven.
And I cannot wait to see what the Christmas episode will bring. Maybe they’ll bring back what I expected they might bring back for the finale of the season just past. So many possibilities.
…what we all know must happen.
I’m trying not to think about it.